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Social Security Disability

Disability Definition

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turned 29-years-old last month. Now seems like a good time to remember that disabilities affect millions of Americans in various ways, including impacts to their quality of life and ability to earn a living. The Social Security Administration (SSA) does not, however, allow everyone…

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SSD Closed Period

SSD Closed Period

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In order to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits, you need to have a disability that keeps you from performing substantial gainful activity. This disability must last or be expected to last at least twelve consecutive months. In the event that you do have a disability that keeps you from…

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Qualifying Disabilities

Qualifying Disabilities

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After you apply for and receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, the Social Security Administration (SSA) periodically checks in to make sure your disability still qualifies you to continue receiving monthly benefits checks. As a general rule, you remain entitled to continue receiving benefits if your condition has not…

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Social Security Myths

Social Security Myths

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Bernie Sanders recently claimed that Social Security is the most successful government program in the history of the United States. Is he correct? Emphatically, yes. Tens of millions of Americans benefit from Social Security, many of them retired. The monthly payments provide a financial safety net that keeps over 22…

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